practicing regularly enough
How many times have you heard of someone who, in
preparing for next week’s lesson shrugs off any notion of practicing
for the first 6 days and then crams a 9-hour session the day before the
dreaded class? WHAT??! You did that too?! Let me let you in on a secret.
Try it if you have to. I DARE YA!
I have learnt (ya, the hard way too) that with 15
minutes a day , you would have done more than your ‘9-hour-in-one-day’
session. Okay, okay, so the math don’t add up but hey, I was never
really good at math anyway! However, it seems that music, to some
extent, involves a lot of motor skills, and these get developed with
constant input, not like the petrol tank in your car. Sort of like a
picking up a habit! You don't know that you're picking anything up until
one day you just realize you simply must have your legs up while you're
reading. Now imagine having the ‘motor skills’ of Hancock, Jarrett
& Corea as a habit! Awesome huh?!